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Hi all i have owned  one or two irish locos over the years but never got round to actually building a paticular layout strictly for irish stock  . most of what i have built has been to run a multitude  from different countries uk . usa  etc . as my interest wonders . any way this eve i have got my 141 class out of the box and on the track to get my irish interest stimulated again so thought i would share a few pics . its shown  on my small micro layout hope you like it cheers kevin 

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Thanks  glad you like it . i am really not sure what wagons i could use or get a way with . may be fertiliiser or even cement as the silo could have multipurpose use . i am allso not quite up on what wagons are avaible being a novice to the irish railway scene ,i have looked on irish rail freight  site but since i last looked which would be a year or two back . the wagons section has got a lot smaller . no box vans or tanks etc so i guess i need to do some more looking  

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On 31/08/2019 at 18:41, kevo said:

Thanks  glad you like it . i am really not sure what wagons i could use or get a way with . may be fertiliiser or even cement as the silo could have multipurpose use . i am allso not quite up on what wagons are avaible being a novice to the irish railway scene ,i have looked on irish rail freight  site but since i last looked which would be a year or two back . the wagons section has got a lot smaller . no box vans or tanks etc so i guess i need to do some more looking  

 

The 141 & 181 class were basically a general workhorse go anywhere locomotive that hauled all classes of passenger and goods traffic on the CIE/Irish Rail system and also worked cross border and freight traffic from the Republic into Northern Ireland.  

 

161 is in the post 1972 "Supertrain" era livery the SA suffix places the loco into the early 1980s when individual wagon load traffic had ceased and freight was conveyed in fixed formation Liner Trains. General freight was transported mainly in ISO containers and swap bodies on flat wagons in scheduled Liner Trains, dedicated  Company Trains operated to transport commodities such as cement fertiliser, and oil.

 

Irish Railway Models  https://irishrailwaymodels.com/ range of wagons basically cover the Liner Train era

 

Provincial Wagons http://www.provincialwagons.com/ basically cover the traditional wagon load era that ended in the late 1970s

 

 

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Thanks John for the info  thats really interesting . especially regards  when individual wagon loads  stopped . i mainly like  1970's through to 1980's so known ing now my 141 is 1970's post  super train livery  helps . probly my most favorite loco is the C class in i think as you say the 1970's livery 23_10.93_Carrick-on-Suir_231_(6033165179).jpg.7c8aff3c98663166c9606a81809c888c.jpg

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